Well-Read Women: Portraits of Fiction's Most Beloved Heroines

Well-Read Women: Portraits of Fiction's Most Beloved Heroines

ISBN: 1452114153

ISBN 13: 9781452114156

Publication Date: August 27, 2013

Publisher: Chronicle Books

Pages: 112

Format: Hardcover

Author: Samantha Hahn

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A treasure of a gift for the well-read woman, this collection brings together 50 stirring portraits, in watercolour and in word, of literature's most well-read female characters. Anna Karenina, Clarissa Dalloway, Daisy Buchanan...each seems to live on the page through celebrated artist Samantha Hahn's evocative portraits and hand-lettered quotations, with the pairing of art and text capturing all the spirit of the character as she was originally written. The book itself evokes vintage grace re-imagined for contemporary taste, with a cloth spine silk-screened in a graphic pattern, debossed cover, and pages that turn with the tactile satisfaction of watercolour paper. In the hand and in the reading, here is a new classic for the book lover's library.

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